Over 1000 players sign up for VIVO IPL Player Auction 2018

Over 1000 players sign up for VIVO IPL Player Auction 2018

Records could very well be broken at the auction with such illustrious names as Chris Gayle, Chris Lynn, Ben Stokes and Mitchell Starc available for sale after the retention selections were made. The England Test captain will be among 282 global players who have signed up for the IPL auction. A total of 282 overseas players (both capped and uncapped) have registered for the auction.

Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson are two New Zealand cricketers demanding top dollar in the Indian Premier League auction at the end of the month.

Joe Root will be among the high profile global batsmen who will be available to the eight Indian Premier League teams during the mega IPL player auction scheduled in Bangalore on January 27-28.

The auction will see players from around the world including those from associate nations in hope of a contract with an IPL franchise. Gayle played for Royal Challengers Bangalore but was not retained.

Among the 282 overseas players registered for the auction, Australia tops the list with 58 players, followed by South Africa with 57 players.

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The timing of the Big Bash League means that Australian players are especially well positioned to leave an impression ahead of the auction with names like Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson being considered alongside more left-field selections like D'Arcy Short. Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder will add the Caribbean flavour to the league. Lasith Malinga, captain Angelo Mathews, the exciting Niroshan Dickwella, and Thisara Perera will be the representatives of Sri Lanka.

Among the uncapped players, Baroda all-rounders Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda have selected ₹40 lakh, the highest for an uncapped player, as their base price.

South African players listed for the auction include Hashim Amla, Faf du Plesis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel.

The Blackcaps have captain Kane Williamson, opener Colin Munro and Tom Latham in the auction.

Apart from these countries, players from Afghanistan (13), Bangladesh (8), Zimbabwe (7) and Ireland (2) have registered for the auction.

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